Whitesnake Announce Tour Dates

Whitesnake have announced a Greatest Hits tour, kicking off during the northern hemisphere summer.  The tour will start on 1 June 2016, with the band travelling through the US and Europe.  Some of the dates include the Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone in Kent this July, Rock Fest in Barcelona, also in July and the […]

Anselmo issues apology

Philip H. Anselmo has issued a public apology for his white power outburst at the recent Dimebash event. The apology comes on the back of Down being dropped from the FortaRock Fest. Following is Anselmo’s statement. To all this will concern, Every citizen in this entire world has the unalienable right to live with dignity […]

Asking Alexandria to release new album

Asking Alexandria will release their latest and fourth studio album, The Black, on 25 March via Warner Music. Before the release, you can sneak a preview via their new single/video (below), also titled The Black. The band will be heading to Australia this April. 7 April –170 Russell, Melbourne Tickets: Live Nation Under 18s Show […]

Off With Their Heads announce tour dates

Whenever I hear Off With Their Heads, my brain transports me for a split second back to the magical world of Alice in Wonderland.  A land of tea and Mad Hatters… Anyway, (we swear we haven’t been smoking the wacky tobakcy).  This news piece is about those mighty punk warriors Off With Their Heads and […]

New Keith Richards book to be released

Keith Richards is a man who’s been written about an endless amount of times, and documented endlessly in photographs too.  A new book will be released this March to celebrate 50 years of Richards, from the early days up until the present. The book, Keith Richards A Life In Pictures, features 250 photos in both […]

Clutch add another show to their tour

Clutch are due to make a landing in Australia next month to support their latest beast, Psychic Warfare.  The band have announced another show for their East Coast tour. Tour Dates with Cosmic Psychos 3 March – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD thetriffid.com.au 9 Stratton Street, Newstead Tix from OzTix 4 March – The Metro, Sydney […]

Are Cog gearing up for an announcement?

You all remember Cog, right? The band, made up of Flynn Gower, Lucius Borich and Luke Gower formed in 1998. Before they called it quits in 2010 they released three albums, toured extensively and performed at festivals such as the Big Day Out.  Prior to tonight’s Facebook movements, there had been no posts since April […]

The Dead Daisies announce new band member

The Dead Daisies have announced the addition of Doug Aldrich.  Aldrich joins the band as lead guitarist as Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed step aside to work on another project. Aldrich is currently in Nashville with the Daisies working with producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Gavin Rossdale, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry) on their follow up to the album Revolución, […]

Legion Music Fest announces more bands

Legion Music Fest is on the countdown for their pledging target.  If the $3.275 million gets up in 49 days you’ll see four newly added bands on the line-up. Also announced for Soundwave Festival before it came to a crashing halt, Finnish Eurovision winners, Lordi, head this latest announcement.  Capture The Crown, Polaris and Heard […]

Buckcherry: Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t dead

Words: Robyn Morrison In the next issue of HEAVY Mag, we’ve got a full interview with Josh Todd from Buckcherry. Here’s a snippet of our interview with Josh. For the full interview, check out the next issue of HEAVY Mag, which is free to download at this link on 18 February. In our digital magazine […]

HEAVY Mag Awards winners announced for 2015

We asked our readers to vote for the best of everything in the HEAVY music culture for 2015 and here’s what they came up with. Thanks to everyone who participated. Best Metal Band: King Parrot Best Metal Album: King Parrot – Dead Set Best Metal Song: Iron Maiden – If Eternity Should Fall Best Rock […]

Disturbed and Rob Zombie announce US tour

Disturbed and Rob Zombie have announced a co-headlining tour for the US this coming May.  The bands will be joined by Pop Evil. Tour Dates 3 May – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – Biloxi, MS 4 May  – Oak Mountain Amphitheater – Birmingham, AL 6 May – Aaron’s Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA * 7 May – […]

That Metal Show will not return to VH1 Classic

Eddie Trunk has confirmed That Metal Show will not be hosted by VH1 Classic. Trunk, Jamieson and Florentine said in a statement: “It has been an incredible run of eight years, roughly 125 episodes and some really cool specials. “The global response to That Metal Show has been simply amazing, and we will be eternally […]

Unify confirms that heavy music is alive and well

By Robyn Morrison If you’re anything like me, your social news feeds have been clogged by various news posts about music festivals announcing line-ups then going belly up or being postponed.  There’s a lot to theorise in that opening sentence but you’ll have to keep an eye out on the next issue of HEAVY Music […]

Third time’s a charm: Rolling Thunder announces new venue, cancelled band

There’s been a new venue announced for Rolling Thunder Festival for February headlined by The Sword. The first venue was surrounded in allegations about Kryal Castle never being confirmed.  The promoter, Heathen Skulls, quickly scrambled for a new venue, promising camping facilities but that never eventuated.  Instead, a mysterious photo of a theatre-type venue appeared […]

Here’s what we know about Legion Music Fest after the first week of its campaign

It’s been a full working week since Legion Music Fest launched its crowd funding campaign. Here’s what we’ve learnt, what you need to know and where the campaign is at. For those unaware, Legion Music Fest was first announced when Soundwave Festival announced it was cancelled. The organisers wasted no time in announcing a new […]

It’s still HEAVY Music Magazine, but not as you know it

After a 12-month period of settling in as new owners, restructuring and looking at the current market, we’ve decided to take HEAVY Music Magazine in a different direction. The music coverage will still be our main focus but there have been some hard decisions made over the Christmas/New Year break and we’ve come to these […]

Legion Music Fest to Launch Crowd Funding Campaign Tomorrow

Legion Music Fest have announced that their crowd funding campaign will go live tomorrow (4 January 2016).  According to the festival’s Facebook page, they’re keeping tickets limited for the supporters that have been there from the beginning. Okay guys…we’re a little bit pumped…LEGION MUSIC FEST 2016 Pozible campaign goes live TOMORROW! We’re keeping tickets limited […]

Memorial Service To Be Held For Lemmy

Photo: Courtesy of Rainbow Bar and Grill The Rainbow Bar and Grill will hold memorial services for Lemmy Kilmister.  The venue was frequented by Lemmy on many occasions, so it’s only fitting that The Rainbow gives him the send off he deserves. The Rainbow will open on Saturday, 9 January from 2pm until 2am to […]

Guns N’ Roses look to be gearing up for an announcement

Much speculation has surrounded the rumoured Guns N’ Roses reunion, with the band’s website being updated to include the original Guns N’ Roses band logo. Discussion started back a few months ago when it was alleged that an original line-up reunion could earn the band $100 million.  Prior to that, Alternative Nation ran a story […]

Voyager and Leprous announce tour supports

Voyager and Leprous have announced supports for their upcoming tour in January and February. The tour will kick off in Sydney with support from The Helix Nebula, then onto Perth supported by Chaos Divine, a swing by to Brisbane sees Kodiak Empire as openers and winding up in Melbourne with support from Teramaze. Tour Dates […]

Monuments set up crowd funding campaign to recoup non payment from Soundwave Festival

Monuments have set up a crowd funding campaign to try to recoup the losses incurred by the non-payment of their 2015 Soundwave Festival appearance. The band have taken to Facebook alleging that despite trying to make contact with AJ Maddah and Soundwave Festival, their emails have been ignored. Music Feeds reports that Monuments are owed […]

Win tickets to see Epica

Epica will head to Australia in March and we’ve got tickets to giveaway to their Australian shows. To win a ticket to see them, follow the competition details below. Competition Details  Send your name (as it appears on your ID) and address to [email protected] Nominate which show you’d like to attend Title the email “Epica […]

Vote in the HEAVY Music Magazine Awards 2015

The annual HEAVY Music Magazine Awards are here and it’s time for you to vote. We’ve got plenty of categories for you to have your say. We’ll be counting down the winners on Australia Day Eve (25 January 2016) and you’ve got until Friday 22 January 2016 to vote. Our writers and photographers have kicked […]

Grammy Award nominations for “Best Metal Performance” announced

It’s that time of the year again when nominees for the Grammy Awards are announced. The 58th awards show will be held on February 15 at L.A.’s Staples Center, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. EST. Already, the list has a better winner option than last year’s controversial win by Tenanacious D. The nominated […]

Westfest NZ retracts statement about the state of Soundwave Festival

Earlier today, Westfest NZ posted a scathing statement about the financial affairs of Soundwave Festival, which you can read here. A further update on their Facebook page has issued the following statement about the Westfest NZ line-up for 2016. The Earlier statement regarding Australian Soundwave Festival were false. Westfest & ODR are both separate entities […]

Westfest NZ will announce line-up tonight

Westfest NZ has made a statement on its Facebook page that their 2016 line-up announcement will be arriving tonight. Hey everyone. The announcement is coming this evening. Just a heads up that Westfest is a much smaller affair this year and the lineup is not nearly as big as the last 2 years. As Im […]

Guns N’ Roses rumoured to be headlining two UK festivals

There’s been plenty of speculation around whether the original Guns N’ Roses line-up would actually get back together and tour.  The latest rumour on the Gunners is that they’re set to perform at two UK festivals in 2017. It looks as though Axl, Slash and co. will take a bit longer than anticipated for the […]

Cherry Bar to host Eagles of Death Metal charity event

Melbourne musicians will come together at the city’s iconic Cherry Bar to perform at a charity event for the victims of the recent Paris attacks. On November 13th, 89 people were killed at the Bataclan in Paris whilst Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show.  One hour into their set and several gunmen opened […]

Exclusive Premiere: Tria Mera reveal new video, introduce new guitarist

Brisbane metallers, Tria Mera, have released a new video for The Sacrifice.  The latest single from Extinction EP, the video was was shot in Brisbane, Australia and features members of the public listening to the track and trying to decipher the lyrics. Vocalist Ben Davis has this to say about the track: “We all sacrifice […]

HEAVY TV Video Submission

This is a submission form for owners or authorised representatives of video content to appear on the HEAVY TV YouTube channel. This form should be submitted in conjunction with the Grant Of Rights Form, which you can obtain from [email protected] The video should not be uploaded to a public video sharing space prior to being […]

Asking Alexandria announce tour dates

Asking Alexandria have announced Australian tour dates with Blessthefall and Buried in Verona. The band will make their first Australian appearance with new frontman, Denis Stoff.  “We couldn’t be more excited about this tour,” says guitarist Ben Bruce on the announcement of world tour. “We are back and we truly are better than ever. This […]

Dethklok ruled out of Soundwave Festival

While we await the next line-up announcement for Soundwave Festival 2016, it looks as though Dethklok have been ruled out. Answering a question on Twitter, AJ Maddah indicated that the band “literally fucked around for 6 months and pulled out last week.” Bad news Dethklok fans. Will we ever see them in this country?

Dead Letter Circus announce shows for Urban Spread Summer Series

Dead Letter Circus are partaking in the Urban Summer Series with Caligula’s Horse, Jericco, Gather, Sydonia and Alithia.  The Urban Spread Summer Series is about connecting bands with audiences in various suburbs.  It’s a way of allowing fans to catch a great night out and not have to travel for hours to a city gig. […]

Ne Obliviscaris: Tour Bus Play List

Ne Obliviscaris have toured the world extensively.  They’re currently on tour with Cradle of Filth in Europe, so we were interested to find out what music the band is listening to on those endless drives between shows. Tim and Xen put a list of their favourites together and here’s what they’ve come up with. Tim […]

Confession announce ‘The Final Tour’

Confession have announced they’re hanging up their boots this January.  Frontman Michael Crafter says he’d like to leave the stage while on top, rather than to fade away as the responsibilities of life take the lead. The band will be heading out on a massive tour, which kicks off on 2 January in Melbourne, sees […]

Heavy music nominees at ARIA Awards

Several heavy music bands are up for ARIA Awards tonight.  AC/DC have been nominated for Best Group.  They’re up against the likes of 5 Seconds of Summer, Hermitude, Tame Impala and The Preatures. In the best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album category, five bands are up for the award. Born Lion – Final Words In Hearts […]

Eagles of Death Metal give first interview post Paris attacks

The Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan in Paris when the attacks occurred on 13 November.  The band were an hour into their show when the gunmen opened fire, eventually killing 89 people at the venue. The band share their emotional account of this horrific night.

Exclusive Premiere: The Damned Humans release new video ‘Stars Across The Rise’

After a short hiatus, Sydney-based Industrial Electro Rock outfit The Damned Humans have released a new video for their latest single, Stars Across The Rise. The track is lifted from their latest album, ShellGame.  The band are known for their theatrics and love of the macabre both onstage and in their music video.  Purported to […]

Gorguts announce European tour with Psycroptic

Gorguts have announced European tour dates with Psycroptic.  Also joining the bands on this tour will be Dysrhythmia and Nero Di Marte. The tour will commence at the Inferno Festival in Oslo on 23 March and then heads to 14 other countries.  Check out the full tour list below. Tour Dates 23 Mar 16 Oslo […]

Eagles of Death Metal give first interview about Paris attack

Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme of Eagles of Death Metal sat down with Vice Magazine to speak about the attacks at their recent show at the Bataclan in Paris.  The full interview will be available next week.  Here’s a snippet of the emotional interview below. “Several people hid in our dressing room, and the killers […]